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Job Description

The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary

The Field Inspector (CWI) reports to the Lead Inspector, and is responsible for assuring compliance with all approved submittals, specifications, standards, codes, and drawings. This position requires good communication (both verbal and written) skills, good independent decision making capabilities, and a clear understanding of when issues need to get escalated to the Lead Inspector. This position also requires a familiarity with the MS Office software and use of a customized version of PM Web. Duties are as follows:

• Generates daily inspection report for construction activities

• Ensures compliance with the specifications, drawings and standards

• Act as the primary source of field Quality Assurance, and monitor the Contractors Quality Control processes and QC Inspection reporting and corrective actions

• Assures that the Work conforms to Construction Documents, and initiates action to prevent, stop or correct any quality control deficiencies, defective work, or deficient QC reports

• Conducts spot surveillance of all craft disciplines (civil, structural, mechanical, and / or electrical) to assure high quality standards of workmanship are maintained

• Interacts closely with the Contractors field personnel to resolve field issues

• Provide interface with third party QA check testing activities, and relay findings to the Contractor

• Ensures the development and maintenance of the As-Built drawing records

• Generates Safe Plans of Action and Safety Observation Reports, A strong sense and awareness of safety is required

• Performs quantity calculations for payment purposes

• Provides input for contract change orders, submittal responses, and RFI responses

• Occasional shifting of schedule to accommodate construction schedule including night work


10+ years of Field Quality Assurance/Control experience is desired

A BS degree in an engineering discipline is desirable but not required

Certification as a certified welding inspector (CWI) is required

Must be comfortable working in a water treatment plant environment.

Must be comfortable working at a waste water construction site with the following conditions:

-Working outdoors 7-8 hours a day

-Walking on rebar mats

-Entering confined spaces

-Familiar with confined space equipment & procedures

-Entry into manholes, trenches, pipelines, and concrete wall forms

-Walking on uneven surfaces (soil, import materials)

-Climbing into and out of pipe and manhole excavations, normal access via ladder

-Working from elevate surfaces requiring use of fall protection equipment and understanding of OSHA requirements for fall protection. Must be comfortable working from manlifts

-Be able to work around welding (plastic & metal)

-Working above new structures filled with water, including wastewater in various stages of treatment

-Potential exposure and working around equipment handling various chemicals used in the treatment process including multiple forms of chlorine, sulfates, acids, bases, and other chemicals used in the wastewater treatment process

-Potential exposure to various biological agents used in the wastewater treatment process

Essential Functions:

Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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